"I think it's going to take at least a year to get the fab transition in place. During that time, they'll be running Elpida designs just because they can't convert that fab all at once," Howard said. "Then they can operate as they want to with that entire Rexchip fabrication facility. That really is one of the jewels of this deal. It's producing in Taiwan where Micron already has boots on the ground."
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